Health Care Information Systems – hcs483 (3 credits)

This course provides an overview of the integration of technology in the health care setting. Students will examine the processes used in the selection, application, and evaluation of computer software and hardware. Methods and processes to make informed business decisions related to the application and use of technology in health care will be discussed.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Integrating Health Care Information Systems

  • Explain the need for education and training on the use of technology within health care.
  • Identify future trends in health care technology.
  • Explain how information systems are used across the continuum of care.

Information System Acquisition and Strategic Alignment

  • Describe the relationship between system selection and strategic goals.
  • Identify stakeholders and their influence on system purchase and use.
  • Describe information systems in the health care setting.
  • Explain the system selection and acquisition process.

Introduction to Health Care Information Technology

  • Identify types of health care information.
  • Describe the types of technology used in health care.
  • Examine the impact of technology on health care.
  • Explain security risks and privacy safeguards related to health care technology.

Information System Implementation

  • Describe the implementation process in the health care setting.
  • Identify roles and responsibilities in system implementation.

Information System Evaluation

  • Identify management’s role in information technology initiatives.
  • Describe strategies to evaluate system effectiveness.
  • Describe the benefits of information systems that support quality initiatives.

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